The Cincinnati Bengals "have a strong interest in keeping" safety Taylor Mays in Cincinnati. However, according to ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson, that decision has landed on the player at this point. "It's up to Taylor", a team source told Anderson on Sunday night. "We will have him back if he wants." Let me further translate -- "meh". AmIRight?
According to Pro Football Talk, Mays could have upwards to five suitors -- including the Cincinnati Bengals, the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins are linked with varying levels of interest.
The Bengals used a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft to trade for Mays on August 23, 2011. Once his rookie contract expired after the 2013 season, the Bengals re-signed Mays to a one-year deal worth $755,000 with a $40,000 signing bonus. Mays only played 61 defensive snaps in 2014, and finished fifth on the team with five special teams tackles and blocked a punt that led to a safety against the Jaguars.